The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep. 25, 2002
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    819

    Default Wahl Bravura or Andis AGC Super 2 Speed Clippers?

    I'm shopping for new clippers and am debating between these two:

    Wahl

    Andis

    I've heard good things about the Andis but also had someone recommend the Wahl Bravuras, who choose them after comparing them to the Andis.

    Some of the possible benefits of the Wahls are: they have a 5 in 1 blade for greater versatility, the motor runs at a speed based on the resistance of the hair but can run at a higher speed than the Andis. If they don't need to run fast, however they don't, so they stay cooler. They can also be used corded or cordless.

    I'll be using the clippers to do a trace clip or a body clip on one horse throughout the winter and for the occasional touch up. My priorities would be easy of use (weight, easy to hold, etc), noise, ease of maintenance, and of course quality of clip.

    I'd particularly appreciate hearing from anyone who's been able to use both of these clippers.

    Thanks!
    Member of the *OMG I loff my mare!* clique.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 24, 2011
    Posts
    1,501

    Default

    If you're doing anything on body, use the Andis.

    A trimmer blade will heat up, and you don't have the ease of blade-changing when it does. I have trimmer and a clipper, and use both (depending on what I'm doing that day). Anything around the head, I favor my trimmer. Outside of that, it's clipper all the way. Both of the ones I use regularly are Laube's, but the AGC is my backup clipper.



  3. #3

    Default

    Just a note on Wahl's packaging -- or lack of packaging. I ordered a different model and they were so poorly packaged (e.g. covered in cardboard shreds from where they had been bumping around in the box) that I was sure there had been some mistake. Follow-up with the place I ordered from said that was standard packaging.

    I'm not sure if this is supposed to indicate supreme confidence in the ruggedness of the clippers or a general lack of quality control, but I was not impressed and won't be ordering Wahls brand in the future.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 4, 2012
    Posts
    11

    Default

    Two big thumbs up for the Andis AGC2 clippers! LOVE mine, they are quiet, powerful, and the wide blade is very versatile. I have trimmed, trace clipped, and body clipped with them and they hold up great.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar. 24, 2004
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,281

    Default

    Another vote for the Andis clippers. I bought these recently and used them to body clip. They were fast, efficient, and did a fabulous job. I love the wide T-84 blades. You can clip a wide path without having to use the hugh Sunbeam Clipmaster types of clippers. The Andis are light weight, my arm did not get tired, and my hand did not get numb from vibration.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb. 28, 2006
    Location
    The rocky part of KY
    Posts
    9,598

    Default

    My Cushingoid horse has a very thick coat and my Andis clippers are basically overwhelmed by it, they get very hot and I have to quit by the second hour. However, they are very user friendly and lightweight, if they weren't getting so hot I'd be able to do the whole job without having an aching arm or tingling hands.
    Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
    Incredible Invisible



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr. 25, 2000
    Posts
    9,090

    Default

    I love love love my Andis!



Similar Threads

  1. Andis Excel 5-Speed Clippers
    By Cabaret SK in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Oct. 1, 2012, 03:35 PM
  2. andis super 2 speed for wet clipping?
    By marta in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Mar. 6, 2011, 01:02 PM
  3. Laube Speed Feed clippers or Wahl Chromado?
    By Showbizz in forum Off Course
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep. 2, 2010, 03:19 PM
  4. Clippers: Laube Speed Feed vs. Wahl Moser Arco SE
    By Sparkling_Sunset in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Aug. 26, 2010, 12:12 PM
  5. Replies: 11
    Last Post: Nov. 9, 2008, 08:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •